Jainism (2 of 5) – Shri Digambar Jain Temple, Tijara

Tijara Jain Temple (Hindiतिजारा जैन मन्दिर) is a Jain templededicated to eighth TirthankarChandraprabhu. The temple is located in the hill town Tijara, in the Alwar districtof Rajasthan, India. It is an Atishaya Kshetra (English: Place of Salvation). It is 55 kilometres (34 mi) from Alwar and 110 kilometres (68 mi) from Delhi. The location is a pilgrimage site for the Jains and a tourist attraction.[1]

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Tijara Jain Temple
Tijara Jain Temple is located in Rajasthan

Tijara Jain Temple
Tijara Jain Temple
Location in Rajasthan
Name
Proper name Shri 1008 Chandra Prabhu Digambar Jain Atishaya Kshetra
श्री 1008 चंद्रप्रभु दिगंबर जैन अतिशया क्षेत्रा
Devanagari तिजारा जैन मन्दिर
Geography
Coordinates 27.93°N 76.85°E
Country India
State Rajasthan
District Alwar
Locale Tijara
Culture
Primary deity Chandraprabha (8th Tirthankar)
History and governance
Date built 1956
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History

The temple was established in 1956 following the recovery of an idol ofChandraprabha on 16 August 1956. The white stone idol was retrieved from underground, reinforcing the belief that this place was once a Dehra, a place where Jain idols are worshipped. After the setting up of the Jain Temple, the place has regained its former importance as a pilgrimage centre. [2]

Main temple and idol

Maansthamb in the temple complex

The idol of Chandraprabhu, the principal deity of the temple, is 15 inch in height made of white stone. According to the inscription on the idol, it was installed on the third day of Vishakha Shukla 1554. There is another idol which is made up of black stone, 8 inch in height, in thelotus position.

Both the idols, with others, are installed in a rectangular temple decorated with pinnacles. The temple hall has a total of capacity of 2,000 persons.[3]

There is a Township in the name of Bhagwan Chandraphu as “CHANDRALOK CITY” spread in more than 100 acre, on main road.

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